Although we are best known as being eye specialists in Auckland, we also offer the following range of aesthetic treatments from our specialised facility in Remuera:
- Anti-wrinkle injectables
- IPL for rosacea and pigmentation
- Medical grade skin care facials
- Environ skincare
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are caused over time by the constant contraction of the muscles in our faces. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, and repeated contractions turn into permanent lines as your skin is no longer able to ‘bounce back.’
How Does Dermal Therapy Work?
Dermal therapies work by making use of clinically-proven formulas and specialised procedures. The formulations focus on assimilating the ingredients that are found in naturally-healthy skin, such as urea, alpha hydroxy acid, and silk amino acids.
Dry Eye – IPL treatments are used to treat dry eye caused by a range of skin conditions. This provides a long-term solution and can slow down the progression of chronic dry eye.
Rosacea – Not only does IPL treatment reduce the redness caused by rosacea, but it will also improve your overall skin texture and quality.
Photorejuvenation – One of the most popular IPL treatments is photorejuvenation, in which sunspots are targeted to produce a more even complexion.
Our Treatment Products
Xeomin® is a purified protein injection that is specifically designed to relax the upper facial muscles. Some of the lines Xeomin treats are:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines
- Forehead lines
Botox® is a specific brand of botulinum toxin, which is a very popular method of preventing fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles. Some of the lines Botox ® treats are:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines
- Forehead lines
Treatment for Aesthetics is done in our Oasis Surgical Building
* Xeomin® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 units of incobotulinum Type A, purified Botulinum toxin type A complex for
injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead, lateral periorbital lines and horizontal forehead lines in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: people receiving blood thinning medicines, care at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. Treatment last for up to 4 months. You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the NZ distributor: Merz, Sydney. Distributed by Healthcare Logistics, Auckland.
*** Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines , horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz . Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. (contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units) Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
Frequently Asked Questions
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and IPL technology harnesses the power of intense pulsed light to achieve incredible results for patients wanting to improve the condition of their skin. IPL stimulates collagen in the skin, which creates a more elasticised, youthful look.
IPL technology targets a specific colour in your skin. Your skin is heated safely under intense light, and your body gets rid of the skin cells being heated. While unwanted cells are being discarded, collagen production is being stimulated.
After an IPL treatment, you may notice that you have a more even skin tone and that some of your visible signs of ageing are reduced.
You must have an Initial Injectable Consultation with our appearance medicine nurse before proceeding with your first treatment regardless of if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment. This consult cost is deducted from your treatment cost, should you decide to go ahead on the day.
Botox® and Xeomin® are one of several ‘wrinkles relaxers’ which get injected into the muscle, temporarily reducing the action of those targeted muscles, and preventing your facial muscles from creating wrinkles when you smile or frown.
The medicine needs to be placed in the right muscle, in the best dose, in the correct place. Our aim is to turn the muscle activity down, but not off, so you still have some facial expression, which is why we are renowned for our natural looking results.
Yes, we use genuine Botox® and Xeomin®, which have been safely used for over 16 years in a range of medical and cosmetic applications. Xeomin® and Botox® are similar, in that they both contain botulinum toxin. But unlike Botox®, Xeomin® contains a different form of botulinum toxin with no accessory proteins. They are both comparable in effectiveness and it really comes down to personal preference.
Results can take a few days to visibly take effect with full smoothing and rejuvenation appearing after 14 days. The injection process is quick and the needles are small and fine, so the Botox® or Xeomin® treatment hardly hurts at all. You’ll likely feel a pinprick, but most customers describe the treatment as being a bit uncomfortable rather than painful! With no downtime needed, you can return to your day as soon as the treatment is finished.
After treatment, your skin may be pink or red at the treatment site. This is normal and should go away within 15-20 minutes. We’ll check in with you after treatment with a follow-up appointment to review the treatment and ensure you’re satisfied with the results.
We are famous for creating a ‘natural look’ with lower doses more frequently to avoid a frozen face, and we generally recommend repeat treatments every 3-4 months to achieve the best results.